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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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Address: 2510 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110-2806
Phone Number: 619-298-3317
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Went with grandchildren...the presentation was first class...almost worthy of Disney...although we're not Mormon and not wanting to emphasize the religious aspects, we referred to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with grandchildren...the presentation was first class...almost worthy of Disney...although we're not Mormon and not wanting to emphasize the religious aspects, we referred to it as "Pioneer Days" which they could relate to. There is panning for "gold" at the end of the presentation which the children enjoyed and were able to bring home their "nuggets".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in old Town and my son saw the cannon out front and had to see it. As with all things Mormon there was a small amount of proselytizing but it was great to hear stories of people motivated by faith. I had no clue the impact the Mormons had in early San Diego history. You get a free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Old Town you should definitely stop by and tour the Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Kids and adult will get a kick out of the entertainment. You will walk from room to room learning about the historic trip the Mormons took while volunteering to go to war. There is a lot of technology involved and it’s also interactive. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They've done an excellent job here with the interactive nature of the tour and telling the story of the Mormon Battalion!!! I took my family of 7 and everyone was entertained for the duration of the tour. We learned a lot, we definitely felt the Spirit as the tales of these pioneers came to life before us. What a sense... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was very informative about the history of how the Mormons ended up in CA. They offered religious information if you wanted the information but there was no pressure to take it

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When my wife and I visited we were immediately greeted by a friendly woman. She told us the next tour was not for 15 minutes and that we could watch the documentary while we waited. She led us past the exhibits to the theatre. When I'm at a historic site I assume the film is actually about the site. Wrong.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending the morning in Old Town and doing the Old Town Trolley Tour we came to this place. It is full of information. Yes, it is guided by a Missionary with much information on their beliefs but if coming with an open mind it is entertaining and information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly, great tour, it felt like disneyland, yet I learned so much about California's history. had great activities for children like panning for gold, etc.

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off I am a Mormon. I thought this was awsome. I learned a ton of info on the migration West. Went to the site right after going to the temple. Had a great spirtual afternoon with my wife. Now for all those folks who think this is a joke or what ever. I have no clue what you think... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this tour on a whim while family from out of town were visiting. I had never visited before but a friend had told me it was worth the visit so we gave it a try. I am so glad we did! This is an interactive walk through time with costumed docents guiding visitors through the travels of the... More 

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